Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — Voices for Utah Children has been selected a member of the Aspen Institute's Ascend Network of organizations nationwide that use two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families.
Voices for Utah Children, started in 1985, is among the first group of organizations selected nationwide that "represent the leading edge of a national movement around two-generation approaches," a statement from the Aspen Institute said. Two-generation approaches look at an entire family’s needs and provide opportunities for children and their parents together.
Voices for Utah Children will receive a $50,000 grant for one year as a member of the network.
“These leaders are fueling change for America’s families,” said Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. “As we reflect on the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, the Aspen Institute is proud to invest in transformational ideas to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.”
Voices for Utah Children was selected by the Aspen Institute in "a highly selective national competition," the statement said. More than 250 organizations applied to join the network and receive funding.
“We are excited to be part of this project focused on helping parents and children achieve their dreams together,” said Karen Crompton, president and CEO of Voices for Utah Children.
Organizations selected for the network also include community colleges, early childhood centers, partnerships spearheaded by United Way organizations and women’s foundations.
Network members "are redesigning programs and policies to create a legacy of opportunity that passes from one generation to the next," the statement said.
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